eLearning FAQs

General

System Requirements

Subscriptions

Course Information

How to disable pop-up blockers


General

What are the benefits of eLearning?
For most working Canadians, learning about occupational health and safety is not only a benefit - it's a legislated requirement. Here are some reasons why many companies prefer eLearning as a way to train their staff, managers and supervisors:

  • No Schedule. People can learn at their own pace, and at their own convenience.
  • No waiting. The training is available on demand, 24/7.
  • Progress evaluation. The multi-learner license includes reports on the users taking a particular course, and how well they're doing.
  • Money spent wisely. Every training dollar goes to actual training instead of airfare and hotels.
  • Consistency of training.  Everyone receives the same information and the same high standard of training.

For a description of the currently available courses, please visit the eLearning overview page.

What is an LMS?
ELearning is the online delivery of training with real time tracking of training results, optimizing time and reducing costs associated with traditional learning methods. An LMS (Learning Management System) is a learning software designed to deliver, track and certify eCourses and training. ELearning courses, or eCourses, are the actually training product that typically run on a Learning Management System, an LMS.

What is SCORM?
SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is a set of technical standards for eLearning software products; it governs how online learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMSs) communicate with each other. SCORM tells programmers how to write their code so that it can "play well" with other eLearning software.

Let's take DVDs for example. When you buy a new movie on DVD you don't need to check to see if it works with your brand of DVD player; that's because DVD movies are produced using a set of standards. The same goes for eLearning. If a module is created to SCORM standards, it will play off on any LMS.

Are the eLearning courses available in French?
Yes, most of WSPS' eLearning courses are available in English and French. For more information on the French versions of the course, please visit the eLearning overview page or Français topics page.

What are the payment options?

  • Credit Card (We accept: Visa, MasterCard and American Express)
  • Invoice (Credit Terms need to have an approved Credit Approval Form.)

As most online systems, payment by credit card is required to complete your purchase and gain immediate access to your course. Credit card is the preferred method of payment, however WSPS also offers an alternative payment option such as Purchase Order (PO); this option will be added to your account once you have gone through WSPS' pre-approval process. Once pre-approved, the option to pay using PO will be added to your account.

What do customers say about the eCourses?
Our eLearning course offerings have been very well received by our customers. "Voiceover" was the lowest rated category, but the audio ensures that hearing disabled have equal access to the courseware.

 
Agree/Strongly Agree
Well presented 96%
Easily Understood 92%
Topic Content Met Needs 95%
Useful links to Information 92%
Reasonable time required 94%
Voiceover 87%
Quizzes were helpful 95%
Case studies helped illustrate 92%
Images enhanced learning 95%
Overall, I was satisfied w/course 96%
Would you recommend course 96%
Value for cost 89%

*Please note that these results were from taken from the survey found at the end of all elearning courses, between July 2015 and June 2016.

 

System Requirements

Who do I contact for technical assistance?
For technical assistance please send an e-mail to customercare@wsps.ca. Please include the following information to speed up the resolution of your query:

  • State your module number
  • Identify your operating system e.g. Windows or Mac
  • State your web browser and version number e.g. IE 9 or Firefox 12
  • Include a screen shot.

Alternatively, WSPS Customer Care is available weekdays from 7:30- 5:00 pm (EST).  If you are calling outside of these hours, your call will be returned, in the order that it was received, on the next business day.

What are the system requirements to take the course?
The minimum recommended requirements are:

  • Windows XP (SP2) or higher
  • Mac OS 9.x or higher
  • Web browser (Internet Explorer 6.x or higher; Firefox 3.x or higher)
  • Macromedia Flash Player, version 6 or higher (available for free)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.x or higher
  • Minimum 56.6 Kbps Internet connection (High Speed cable, DSL or other broadband access recommended).

Note: For most of the eLearning courses, you will also need a sound card with speakers or headphones to use the audio features.

I have a pop-up blocker installed. Will this cause any problems?
Yes. Pop-Up blockers prevent windows from opening automatically. They can be useful to prevent the spontaneous appearance of annoying and inconvenient ads, however, the blocker will interfere with the eLearning courses. Please continue reading this FAQ section for information on disabling pop-up blockers.

 

Subscriptions

I have purchased a single user access to one of your eLearning courses. When will my access expire?
90 days from the enrolment date.

For multiple user corporate subscriptions, access is for 365 days.

Having completed my single learner access to one of your eCourses, I would like to arrange for several of my colleagues to take the eCourses as well. What is the best way to proceed?
A single learner account is only used if you wish to purchase the learning and take the eCourse yourself. If you wish to purchase the eCourse for someone other than yourself, then you need to need to have a multi-learner account which can be selected when placing a new order and selecting option multi-learner account.

My company is considering purchasing eCourses and enrolling multiple users. Is this possible?
Yes. When ordering multiple licences, a multi-learner licence account will automatically be set up for you. Once you log into your account, a link to an administrator manual will be provided to you.

Is there an eLearning Discount for when customers purchase multiple licences?
WSPS has a discount structure for customers who are purchasing multiple learner licences at the same time. This discount will automatically be added to your order in your shopping cart for you to see. Your cost saving will be calculated below your total.

WSPS Discount Structure:

Total Seats
Discount
100 - 499 25%
500 - 999 50%
1000+ 80%

We have our own LMS, can your courses be put on our LMS?
Yes, this is possible! Our courses are SCORM compliant and have the ability to be played off of any LMS.

Are there any fees associated with putting it on our own LMS?
Please contact our eLearning experts at eLearning@wsps.ca for details.

 

Course Information

What are the terms and conditions associated with eLearning at WSPS?

  • Students must be registered on WSPS (have an account),
  • the single learner licence expires after 90 days,
  • the multi-learner licence expires after a year,
  • pass rate for the courses with a final test, is 80%,
  • all courses are asynchronous and can be taken at the learner's pace, anytime that the learner wishes, and anywhere the learner can access the Internet.

Where do I access the eLearning?
The site where you will access your eLearning is www.vubiz.com/WSPS/. Your username and password will be sent to you via email - or can be accessed on the WSPS website under your 'My Account' and them "E-Learning".

What do the courses look like?
The courses we offer are all delivered in a player designed to keep with our branding. An example of the look and feel of our courses is:
Accident Investigation:

Canada Labour Code, Part II: An Overview:

 

All communication regarding your eLearning purchases will be done via email.  Once you have purchased a course under a Learner Account, you will receive three emails:  one from WSPS confirming that you have registered your account on WSPS, one confirming your purchase, and one from Vubiz, our eLearning partner, confirming your enrolment in the course and access information. 

If you purchase courses under an Administrator Account, you will also receive two emails: one confirming that you have registered an account on WSPS, and one confirming your purchase.  When you enroll learners, an enrolment email will automatically be sent containing their login and password via email.  This is why it is important that everyone you enroll has a unique and valid email address.  A Client Administrator Handbook is available in the 'My eLearning' area.

How long does it take to complete an eCourse?
The length of time needed to complete the course depends on the individual learner. Some people will try to complete the course in one session, where others will take the course over a longer period of time. The estimated time to complete the eCourses is indicated in the descriptions of the courses. Visit our E-Courses section and select the title of the course you are interested in to find estimated time to complete.

When I register to take an eLearning course, do I receive a manual in the mail?
No, there are no printed manuals available as part of the eCourses. You can, however, print various screens from the courses. To print a currently active screen, click CTRL-P (Windows) or Command-P (Macintosh). 

Are there any tests in the eCourses?
Yes, each of the eCourses has a final examination. Note that not all eCourses have final exam. Free trial ($0) eCourses do not have exam.

Will there be any problems if I start taking the exam and have to leave my computer?
Yes, if you start the exam and then leave for 30 minutes or more, the system will time out your session and you will receive a failing grade for that attempt. You will also be timed out if you are in the eLearning course module and leave your computer. To begin again, log back into the eLearning course.

Do I receive anything when I complete the course?
When you pass the examination, by receiving an 80% grade or higher, a new screen will appear displaying a certificate for successfully completing the eCourse. You can print the certificate directly from your Web browser.

What happens if I don't get 80% the first time I take the examination?
If you do not receive a passing grade the first time you take the examination, you will have 2 more opportunities to take the examination. Questions in the examination are randomly generated from a question pool, so you may not get the same questions the next time you attempt the examination.

I have passed the examination. Do I still have access to the eCourse?
Yes, you will continue to have access to the eLearning course until your subscription period expires. Please note that you will not be able to access the examination again once you have passed.

 

How to disable pop-up blockers

For the WSPS eCourses, it is required that you disable any pop-up blockers currently installed on your computer. Listed below are some of the more popular pop-up blocking programs and the steps to disable them.

Once you have followed the above steps, you should be able to use the eLearning courses.

How to disable Internet Explorer 7 popup blocker (Windows XP)

  1. Click on the Tools menu
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Click the Privacy tab, uncheck Turn on Pop-up Blocker and click "OK".

How to disable the Firefox popup blocker (Windows PC)

  1. Click on Tools.
  2. Click on Options.
  3. Click on Content.
  4. Remove check mark from "Block pop-up windows" option.
  5. Click OK.

How to disable the Firefox popup blocker (Mac OSX)

  1. Click on Firefox menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Choose the Content button and then uncheck Block Pop-up Windows.

How to disable the Safari popup blocker (Mac OSX)

  1. Click the Safari menu.
  2. Uncheck option Block Pop-Up Windows.

Toolbars
Various Web search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, etc., have a customized toolbar that can be downloaded from their site. In some cases, a Pop-Up blocker is available as part of the toolbar software.

The pop-up blocker may appear as a button on the toolbar that can be turned on and off by clicking on the button. If a button does not appear on the toolbar, you will need to disable it.

To disable the toolbars:

  1. In your Web browser, click on View, Toolbars
  2. Click on Web Features
  3. Click on the name of the toolbar you wish to disable.  This will remove the checkmark next to the name.

Please contact WSPS customer care at 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) if you have further questions about these products and services. The email address for Customer Care is customercare@wsps.ca.